The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved:
During the winter lots of germs are passed around and we are constantly washing our hands. I thought it would be fun to make some snowman decorated soap bottles with my kids to give out to our neighbors for the holidays and all winter long.
After many weeks with sick kids, I’ve decided that you can never have too much soap and it needs to be easily accessible! Making soap bottles cute helps them get used more often too.
We were originally going to just make these snowman soap bottles we found over at Crafts and Crap but after lots of looking, we never found soap bottles that were as perfect (and I was too lazy to remove all the labels completely). Instead, we decided to use some paper and use it to jazz up our soap bottles a bit.
- soap bottles
- white paper
- tacky glue
- sequins (or other embellishments)
- buttons (varied sizes/colors)
- orange felt
For this project, we started off by making a snowman template that would fit the size of the soap bottles we purchased. Then, we used the template to help us make a paper snowman for each bottle.
Once the snowmen were drawn, we cut them out. Then we pulled off the soap labels and used the remaining sticky residue to help us stick the paper snowmen onto the bottles. You can reinforce with tape if the residue doesn’t keep your paper snowman in place.
Next, we added sequin eyes, buttons, and felt carrot noses using tacky glue. Tacky glue will adhere to fabric and felt, so it is essential.
After everything dried, we tied a piece of ribbon around the snowman’s neck to create a scarf, and then the snowman soap bottles were ready to be distributed!
Before we dropped them off we added a little note that wished our friends a happy and healthy New Year!
I think if you were to ask my kids, their favorite part of this project was sorting through the buttons and sequins and picking their favorites for the snowmen to wear!
Here are a few other snowman themed crafts or activities we are loving right now…
- Indoor Snowman Toss game via Toddler Approved
- Snowman Potato Printing via Growing a Jeweled Rose
- Snowman Stitched Greeting Card via Make and Takes
- Snowman Thank You Cards via Toddler Approved
Do you have any other favorite snowman themed crafts or activities?
|Kristina is a mom of 3 and a former Special Ed teacher for children with communication disabilities. She blogs at Toddler Approved as she looks for ways to make life a little more fun and creative with her kids while embedding learning into everything that she does. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on FB and Pinterest.|